Swag, Vapes, and Econ: My Day at the North American Bitcoin Conference

Bitcoin may have emerged from a shadowy corner of the internet, but soon, it'll have its own government affairs office in Washington. According to the crypto-currency's biggest advocates, who assembled at the second North American Bitcoin Conference this weekend in Chicago, Bitcoin is all grown up. In reality, it's… » 7/21/14 2:08pm 7/21/14 2:08pm

Silk Road Bitcoin Auctioned Off to Guy Who Wants to Split Up California

When the FBI shut down illegal online marketplace the Silk Road, it seized a stash of 30,000 Bitcoin from the underground website and announced plans to auction the supply off. This week, venture capitalist and would-be California-splitter-upper Tim Draper won all of it, gaining an estimated $17.7 million in illicit… » 7/02/14 12:20pm 7/02/14 12:20pm

That Time Jason Biggs Played the Creator of Bitcoin on TV

Ever since the advent of streaming TV, I've always had a show that I put on in the background during chores. Recently, that show has been The Good Wife, which I picked pretty much solely because it was streaming for free with Amazon Prime. Little did I know that I had stumbled upon the Best Technology Show on TV. » 6/20/14 8:00pm 6/20/14 8:00pm